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July and August In Maui Nui

July 1, 2013
 

July and August

Maui CallsThere are many exciting events on Maui Nui in July and August to select from. You are sure to find something of interest. Choose from art, theater, dance, music and outdoor sports. We start with a bang with the 4th of July Fireworks, local artists will show their wares at The Lanai Pineapple Festival and our Maui Friday parties, or make your own prints on Molokai. Our theaters host an awesome selection of shows, including innovative and unique dancers from New Zealand and musical tributes. Instead watching the action you can participate a couple of events on lovely island of Lanai through the various vigorous programs offered by Trilanai. Enjoy.

Ongoing

Student and Faculty Salon
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
May 18-July 5
The Hui Noeau hosts a free show of artwork inspired by the Hui’s adult classes and workshops open daily from 10am-4PM. For more information go to www.HuiNoeau.com

Photography: Passion & Risk
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
May 26-July 21
The Schaefer International Gallery hosts a free show by three photographers. Open daily from 11am-5pm. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

JULY

Jazz Maui 2013
Jazz on MauiMaui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
July 3
An evening of world-class jazz will be presented at the McCoy Studio Theater starting at 7pm. For more information, go to www.mauiarts.org

Annual Fireworks
Lahaina Town, Maui
July 4
The Maui Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Annual 4th of July display of Fireworks in Lahaina. Enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day with a variety of live bands playing, great food, shopping and a fireworks display. The fireworks are scheduled for approximately 8pm. For more information, go to www.visitlahaina.com

Makawao Rodeo & Paniolo Parade
Olinda & Makawao, Maui
July 4-7
Roping on Thursday and Friday morning. Come Friday evening to see the exciting Bull Bash at Oskie Rice Arena in Olinda. The paniolo parade opens the rodeo on Saturday morning along Baldwin Avenue in Makawao. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, watch competitors ride, rope and run for prizes. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/visitmaui

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
July 5
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com/wailuku

Lanai Pineapple FestivalLanai’s Annual Pineapple Festival
Dole Park, Lanai City
July 6
The Pineapple Festival celebrates and commemorates Lanai’s pineapple plantation and ranch history. Everyone will enjoy local foods, crafts, music and kids’ game booths. A pineapple cutting demo and pineapple cooking contests are featured. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/visitlanai

ONO
Iao Theater, Wailuku
July 8
The Maui On Stage presents a free one night only reading of play or musical the second Monday of each month in the evening at the historic Iao. For more information and tickets go to the website: www.mauionstage.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
July 12
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to http://mauifridays.com/lahaina

RENT at Iao Theater MauiRENT
Iao Theater, Wailuku
July 12-August 4
The Maui On Stage presents the famous Broadway rock musical about current social issue in the evening at the historic Iao Theater. For more information and tickets go to the website: www.mauonstage.com

Print Making
Molokai Arts Center, Molokai
July 12-14
The Molokai Arts Center is offering print making class by Koki Foster. For more information and register for the class call the Center at 808 567 9690.

Na Hoku Hou Award Winners Concert
Na Hoku Award Winners ConcertMaui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
July 13
The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts presents the Na Hoku Hou Award Winners Concert in the Yokouchi Pavilion and courtyard starting at 6pm. For more information, go to  www.mauiarts.org

North South East West
Keawalai Church, Makena
July 13
Ebb and Flow Arts presents a violin and piano performance of 20th century works for one night in the evening in Makena. For more information go to the Ebb and Flow website: www.ebbandflowarts.com.

Atamira Dance CompanyATAMIRA Dance Company
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
July 18
This dance company is from Aotearoa/New Zealand, and they will wow you with their stories of the Maori people. Their performance in the Castle Theater will start at 7:30pm. For more information, go to  www.mauiarts.org

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
July 19
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com/makawao

TriLanai 3Hills Ultra marathon
Lanai City, Lanai
July 19
TriLanai 3Hills offers Ultra marathoners, Road Cyclists, and Running Relay Teams the opportunity to traverse nearly every paved road on Lanai – twice! 3Hills starts and ends at Hulopoe Beach Park, includes sweeping views of the Lanai’s Palawai Basin as well as Molokai and Maui on the way toward Keomoku. The final hill of the three hills provides views of the cliffs of Lanai, and ends with food and refreshments at the beach party for athletes. For more information, go to www.trilanai.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
July 25
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free evening concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to www.lahainarestoration.org

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
July 26
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great food choices for everyone. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com/kihei

Sesame Street LiveSesame Street Live
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
July 26-28
Enjoy Sesame Street Live with nonstop singing, dancing musical fun for the entire family in the Castle Theatre. For more information, go to www.mauiarts.org

Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard World Championships
Kepuhi Beach (Kaluakoi), Molokai to Maunalua Bay Beach Park, Oahu
July 28
An international field of more than 200 paddlers race to take on the 32-mile course across the rough Kaiwi Channel. This event is considered to be the world championship of long distance paddleboard racing. For more information, go to www.molokai2oahu.com

AUGUST

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
August 2
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com/wailuku

Lanai Slack Key Festival
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, Lanai City
August 2-4
Lanai Slack Key FestivalThe Four Seasons Resorts of Lanai, The Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay and Lanai City are pleased to present the third annual Lanai Slack Key Guitar Festival. Throughout the three-day event everyone will be treated to complimentary performances by award winning musicians. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsLanai/events

Maui Calls
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
August 9
Maui Calls is the signature fundraiser for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The evening starts with a fresh flower lei greeting, premium wine, delicious pupu, music and dancing under the stars follow from 6-10pm. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
August 9
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to http://mauifridays.com/lahaina

TriLanai City Run & Walk
Tri Lanai Annual Sports eventDole Park, Lanai City, Lanai
August 10
The Fourth Annual TriLanai City 21K, 10K and 5K Run & Walk will be held on the lovely island of Lanai. The course starts and ends in Dole Park in Lanai City and offers nearly traffic-free running. For details, please visit www.trilanai.com

ONO

Iao Theater, Wailuku
August 12
The Maui On Stage presents a free one night only reading of play or musical the second Monday of each month in the evening at the historic Iao. For more information and tickets go to the website: www.mauionstage.com

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
August 16
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit //mauifridays.com/makawao

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
August 23
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great food choices for everyone. For details, please visit //mauifridays.com/kihei

Les Miserables
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
August 23, 24, 25
Performed live for the first time on Maui, this musical is being presented by the Maui Academy of Performing Arts.  For more information, please go to www.mauiarts.org

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
August 29
Relax under the stars and enjoy a free evening concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more info, www.lahainarestoration.org

Kaanapali FreshKaanapali Fresh
Kaanapali Beach Resort, Lahaina
August 30-31
Kaanapali Beach Resort presents the second annual Kaanapali Fresh culinary festival, which is a two-day summer event. The entire resort comes together to offer exciting opportunities to sample menus by the featured chefs, learn about Grown on Maui products, shop the Farmers Market and tour local Coffee Farms. To purchase select event tickets and for more information, please visit www.kaanapalifresh.com

September Events

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali
September 1
The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival will have its opening event at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Savor an elegant culinary feast produced by six renowned chefs that will highlight Maui grown products. To purchase tickets and for more information, please go to www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

by Lynn on June 30, 2013